Automobile racing

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco celebrates taking pole position during the qualifying session at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 07, 2019 - 10:43 am
MONZA, Italy (AP) — A mess. An absurdity. Dangerous. Idiots. These were just some of the terms were used to describe the farcical end to qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday. Charles Leclerc rose above it all to secure a second straight pole position and give Ferrari encouragement it...
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A man signs a remembrance board for Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix circuit in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. The 22-year-old Hubert died Saturday following an estimated 160 mph (257 kph) collision on Lap 2 at the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps track, which earlier Saturday saw qualifying for Sunday's Formula One race. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 07, 2019 - 4:08 am
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Juan Manuel Correa, the American driver injured in a Formula Two crash which claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert at the Belgian GP last weekend, has been placed in an induced coma at a London hospital. The 20-year-old Correa is in a critical but stable condition after being...
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Erik Jones celebrates his victory after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Jones held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch to win the rain-delayed Southern 500 that ended early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
September 02, 2019 - 12:13 am
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Erik Jones used every bit of stamina he had at Darlington Raceway. Few know better than Jones the effort it took to hold off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch and win the rain-delayed Southern 500. "I'm mentally drained," he said with a smile. "I'm physically drained."...
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File-This Aug. 17, 2019, file photo shows Josef Newgarden laughing during a news conference for Sunday's IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pa. Newgarden has been the IndyCar points leader for all but one race this season and built enough of a cushion that his mindset has changed as the championship race speeds into an anticlimactic final two events of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 01, 2019 - 2:48 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Will Power has won at Portland International Raceway in a strong day for Team Penske, as Josef Newgarden slightly tightened his grip on the IndyCar championship. Newgarden started Sunday's race with a 38-point lead in the standings and had a trouble-free drive around the...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco, center, lifts the trophy after finishing first in the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, placed second and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, right, placed third. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 01, 2019 - 9:51 am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — On a solemn weekend for motorsport, drivers twice observed a minute's silence on Sunday in memory of French driver Anthoine Hubert, who died Saturday after a heavy crash during a Formula Two race at the Belgian Grand Prix. Hubert's mother and brother held his...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco leads as the drivers steer their cars into the first corner during the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 01, 2019 - 7:47 am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Charles Leclerc just held off Lewis Hamilton to win the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, securing the first victory of his Formula One career and ending Ferrari's long wait for a win. Hamilton was within one second of Leclerc on the final lap, but...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr gets in his car before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Darlington, S.C.. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
August 31, 2019 - 2:55 pm
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned the racetrack Saturday, finishing sixth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane in flames in Tennessee. The race was a welcome relief from thinking about the crash for Earnhardt and his...
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August 31, 2019 - 10:39 am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — French driver Anthoine Hubert has died in a Formula Two accident at the Belgian Grand Prix. The 22-year-old died following a 160 mph (257 kph) collision at the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps track, which earlier Saturday saw qualifying for Sunday's Formula One race...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during qualification ahead of the Belgian Formula One at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. The Belgian Formula One race will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
August 31, 2019 - 8:27 am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Charles Leclerc took the third pole position of his promising career on Saturday, comfortably ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel in a dominant Belgian Grand Prix so far for Ferrari. Leclerc beat his own leading time to finish .748 seconds clear of Vettel and .763...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Austin Dillon drives a car painted with a throwback scheme from the Dale Earnhardt era into Turn 1 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto racing practice session at Darlington Raceway, in Darlington, S.C. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
August 30, 2019 - 10:06 am
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is grateful to be back at Darlington Raceway preparing to drive two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane in flames following a crash in Tennessee. Earnhardt, set to drive the Xfinity Series event here Saturday, said he and his wife Amy are still...
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